The Real World is holding a casting call in Baton Rouge

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For anyone looking for their next career in reality TV stardom, the show that started it all hosts an open casting call this month in Baton Rouge. MTV's The Real World seeks a new gang of misfit, misunderstood 20-somethings who may or may not be there to make friends for its next slate of programming from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at The Station (4608 Bennington Ave., Baton Rouge).

In a statement, Real World executive producer Jonathan Murray — the Dick Wolf of shows about people in hot tubs — said the show seeks "characters from real life; people who are unafraid to speak their minds." In other words, people who stop being polite, and start getting real.

More, and extremely, specifically, the show seeks people with a "larger-than-life personality," with "a unique life story, an adventurous spirit and a personal magnetism that draws attention whenever they walk in the room," and "open-minded and open-hearted people who can make us laugh and cry" and people "at a turning point in their lives and have big decisions to make about their future."

Interested applicants need to bring a recent photo (which will not be returned, according to the show, emphasis ours), and a photo ID. Applicants also need to be 21 years or older by October 2015 but need to "appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24." (People 25 and older do not register on the visible spectrum.) Applicants also can send info via email — details here.

Who knows — maybe you, too, can one day have your own "Come on Be My Baby Tonight" moment.


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